MMO2556 - Possible Bronze Age round barrow on Porlock Allotment (Monument)


A mound visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork may be the remains of a round barrow of Bronze Age date. It may alternatively be non archaeological in origin.

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A mound may be visible on aerial photographs of 1946 as an earthwork on Porlock Allotment, centred on circa SS 8417 4398. The earthwork is circular and approximately 13 metres in diameter. It may be the remains of a round barrow of Bronze Age date. It is not clearly visible on aerial photographs taken in later years and it must be considered possible that the apparent earthwork is non-archaeological in origin. [1,2] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography. NMR RAF 106G/UK/1655 (F20) 4085-6 (11 July 1946).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SW. MD002184. [Mapped feature: #39013 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1478590, Extant 14 July 2021.



Grid reference Centred SS 8417 4398 (21m by 20m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS84SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW305
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1478590

Record last edited

Jul 14 2021 4:25PM


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